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Lot 8235

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique prints offering views of World's Fairs shown in the corresponding image. This material offers images of the famous Crystal Palace of the 1851 Great Exhibition and of the grounds and buildings of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This prints show foxing and occasional marginal markings. These pieces are intact and, with exception of a closed to to the left margin of the lithograph entitled "Horticultural Hall," show no tearing, creasing or punctures.
 
Lot 8236

$40

Details: This lot includes the antique mahogany painter's palette shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece is hand-painted with white roses, blackberries, and greenery. It measures approximately 18" long by 12" tall. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well with some age/wear. The painting shows a pleasing patina. There are several cracks running lengthwise through the wood.
 
Lot 8237

$35

Title: The Thin Red Line
Author: James Jones
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 495 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and author's facsimile signature to front cover. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has pictorial maps showing sites where action takes place. Interior is clean and bright. Very small stain is visible on fore edge.  Price-clipped dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with tear at top of front edge of spine and at upper outside corner of front panel.
 
Lot 8238

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8239

$35

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume I: Basic Hull Construction
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8240

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8241

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes newspapers, some of which contain articles about the McKinley assassination, clothing patterns, art prints, and the publication "Rochester's Midtown Plaza," which contains drawings by Ralph Avery, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8242

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are two volumes of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Girl Scout Pioneers," "A Lost Patrol," and "Little Merchant." Some of these volumes include the original dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Dust jackets may show chipping, tearing, and/or some loss.
 
Lot 8243

$45

Details: This lot includes the three framed items shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains: a framed and matted engraving, pencil-signed by the artist Louis Orr (1879-1961), depicting the cathedral in Rheims , with a vignette in pencil, also signed, and dated September 3, 1917, in the margin, in the lower left corner (measures approximately 30.5" x 37.25"); a small-format engraving, matted and framed, depicting the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, signed and dated by the artist along top edge (name is illegible, dated 1983, measures approximately 17" x 21.25"); the third is a work entitled "Nude" by Ponce de Leon, with what appears to be a limitation number of 6/10 (30.75" x 37.25"). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Engraving by Louis Orr shows foxing to print and margins and wear to wooden frame. Remaining items are in good condition (piece by Ponce de Leon is in frame without glass).
 
Lot 8244

$50

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8245

$25

Title: The Avoidance of Collisions at Sea
Author: Wm. Bainbridge-Hoff
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company
City: New York
Year: 1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 29 pages plus 24 fold-out diagrams
Width: 4.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: This is a rare author-inscribed edition of this work. Author's inscription on detached front flyleaf reads: "Lieut. D. M. Ackley / U. S. Navy / with the affectionate / regards of the / Author / 31. March. 1886."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume originally bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Both boards are detached. Spine shows loss of material. Preliminaries, including title page, are detached. Pages are clean and without markings. All 24 fold-out diagrams are intact.
 
Lot 8246

$25

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8247

$80

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 8248

$110

Title: You Drive a Car - Why Not a Transport in France ?
Artist: H. Blyleven Esselen
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Print Year: c1918
Width: 21.0" Height: 30.5"
Art Notes: This military recruiting poster offers an image of an army truck below the title and over the name of the organization "American Field Service." The following addressed appear along bottom margin in small print: 40 State Street, Boston; 14 Wall Street, New York; 425 Monadnock Block, Chicago.
Condition: This original World War I poster is linen-backed and matted. It shows archival-quality preservation, with no tears, creasing or punctures. The neatly written "A 1" marking can be seen in the upper left corner.
 
Lot 8249

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of three lithographs signed by the artist Lawrence Barrett shown in the corresponding images. Author's signature appears in pencil under lower right corners. These works bear the titles "Nocturn"(sic) (one of 37 impressions), "Malpais" (1/27) and "Carrying a Corpse" (1/28). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Small punctures appear at left and right margins. Otherwise works are well preserved with no tears or markings.
 
Lot 8250

$25

Details: This lot includes the group Magnisight Explorer Custom Focus magnifier, model MSE-AC20, shown in the corresponding image(s). This device is capable of magnification from 3x to 50x depending on the monitor size, and offers variable brightness control for individual contrast needs. This magnifier features both an automatic focus ability and manual focus override. The freeze mode allows you to capture and enhance what is being viewed in a still-frame mode. The lower tray smoothly glides 360 degrees, for maximum control of the item being magnified. Also included with the magnifier is a Daewoo DC television, model DTQ-2004SC, which can be mounted directly on top of the magnifier.

Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent, working condition.
 
Lot 8251

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed edition of Richard Halliburton's "The Flying Carpet" (Bobbs-Merrill, 1932), in intact dust jacket, and "First Families of the Southwest" (Fred Harvey). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8252

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of Fortune magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes five issues from the 1940s and five issues from the 1950s. Each volume has beautiful color front and rear covers, and each is profusely illustrated throughout. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8253

$90

Title: A Marine Vocabulary: An English-French Vocabulary of 18 Century Maritime Words and Phrases/Vocabulaire de marine: vocabulaire francais-anglais de termes et locutions maritimes du 18e siecle
Author: David H. Roberts
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 1994
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 109/123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original light-blue stiff wrappers. Books are in excellent condition. Bilingual edition in tete-beche binding.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8254

$55

Title: Tudor Homes of England with Some Examples from Later Periods
Author: Samuel Chamberlain
Publisher: The Architectural Book Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 246 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 16.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild shelfwwear, with light spotting to covers and minor fraying at head of spine. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and fresh. Lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece engraving, and bright photographic plates and drawings. Dust jacket shows staining and tears to spine.
 
Lot 8255

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors included in this lot are Alfred Tennyson, Padriac Colum, and John Erskine, among others. A limited edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven and Other Poems" is also included, which is copy 124 of 950. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some dust jackets show chipping and/or tearing.
 
Lot 8256

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of estate jewelry shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a necklace composed of dozens of shark teeth, metal beads in a leather pouch, and silver jewelry, including a braided ring, a cuff bracelet, and a bracelet which is engraved "J. Knowles U.S.N." on the front and "To Ronnie From John" on the back. Additionally, a watch with an intricately braided strap is also included. This is one of several lots that we will be selling today which contain original World War II items from the estate of a U. S. Navy solider who fought in the Pacific theater. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in pleasing condition, with some light age/wear.
 
Lot 8257

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of prints shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains work by Kathy Calderwood, Marianne Ford, and several prints by John C. Menihan. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All prints are in fine condition.
 
Lot 8258

$120

Title: The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780: A Guide for Building the Hull of a Fully Framed British Navel Swan Class Ship-Rigged Sloop of the 1770's. Suitably Adapted, the Experienced Reader May Use This Book as Basis for Constructing Models of Most Naval Vessels of the 1760-1800 Period. Volume One
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: New books with in excellent condition. With dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 8259

$20

Title: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas ; The Revised Edition, with a Sequel
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv, xxii/307 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light green cloth. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of spine cover, detached front board and detaching rear board. Spotting and light soiling can be seen on boards. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing throughout.
 
Lot 8260

$45

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8261

$70

Title: The Arabian Nights
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Helen Marion Burnside
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
City: London
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 88 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to boards. Edges and corners show minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Pages show very occasional smudging/spotting and darkening to some page edges Illustrated by Frances Brundage with 12 beautiful chromolithograhed plates and numerous line vignettes and half-tones by W. Brundage and J. Willis Grey. Plate showing Scherezade has been detached and laid in.
 
Lot 8262

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of ten original, new-old-stock ballroom band promotional posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These came from Oscar's Palladium in Sargent, Nebraska. These are 1940s and 50s posters, which feature "territory bands" including The Glen Miller Band led by Ray McKinley. The posters measure approximately 14" by 22". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These posters were never used, and have no pin holes. They are shrink wrapped with cardboard panels.
 
Lot 8263

$175

Title: The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship, 1650-1840
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Gardiner
Publisher: Chartwell Books Inc.
City: Edison, New Jersey
Year: 2000
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: Title in the series Conway's History of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: New books and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 14 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8264

$175

Title: Centennial: The Course of Empire Westward Takes Its Way
Artist: Daniel T. Ames
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: 1876
Width: 40.0" Height: 28.25"
Condition: This original lithograph broadsheet shows light soiling and closed tears at margins, with a small amount of chipping along bottom edge. Images are quite clear and bright.
 
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